In February 2020, rumors swirled that snowboarding great Shaun White was dating vampire diary former Nina Dobrev. The following month, they were photographed together on a bike ride in Malibu. Then in May, they went Instagram official by sharing a photo and video of Dobrev giving White a haircut during quarantine.
Since then, things have really blossomed into what White calls a “beautiful relationship.” Learn more about the celebrity couple, including who has the highest net worth: the Olympic gold medalist or his actress girlfriend.
Nina Dobrev’s net worth
Dobrev was born Nikolina Kamenova Dobreva on January 9, 1989 in Sofia, Bulgaria to parents Michaela and Kamen. Her family immigrated to Canada when she was 2 years old and she grew up in Toronto.
Her first major acting gig came in 2006 when she starred as Mia Jones in the teen drama Degrassi: the next generation. She left the show in 2009 to star in The Vampire Diaries as Elena Gilbert, a role she played for six seasons.
Dobrev has been featured in a number of other TV shows and movies, including Charlie’s world, let’s be cops, The final girls, xXx: The Return of Alex Cage, Dog daysand love strong. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she has an estimated net worth of $11 million. So is it more than her Olympian boyfriend?
Shaun White’s net worth
While Dobrev’s net worth is nothing to sneeze at, it’s not nearly as much as White’s, who has an estimated net worth of $65 million.
The athlete was born on September 3, 1986 in San Diego, California to parents Cathy and Roger. He is the youngest of four children and before he was even a year old, White had to undergo two open-heart surgeries due to a congenital heart defect. He started skateboarding and snowboarding at a young age and was even mentored by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. White currently holds the world record for most X-Games gold medals and most Olympic gold medals by a snowboarder. Team USA’s website noted that he also won 10 ESPY Awards for Top Male Action Sports Athlete and Top US Male Olympian. However, most of White’s net worth comes from endorsement deals.
White signed a 10-year multi-million dollar contract with Burton Snowboards in 2009. He has also had lucrative deals over the years with Red Bull, Target, Oakley, Hewlett-Packard and Ubisoft. Celebrity Net Worth reported that some of those endorsements earned White around $10 million a year without him even having to walk on snow or ride a skateboard.
White says Dobrev has been ‘a lifeline’
When the world was turned upside down by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, White recalled how he and Dobrev struggled trying to see each other with such hectic schedules and all the travel restrictions. He said he couldn’t enter Canada to see her while she was working on a project there.
“That was probably one of the hardest things because I couldn’t get into Canada. I tried. I was flipped,” White explained (per People) before joking, “I was like, ‘Come on, I was at the Olympics here. Do you remember? I cut my hair.'”
The couple finally decided to move in together as the lockdowns continued.
White loved the love strong star and how “amazing” she was during that time saying, “Nina has been so supportive and so amazing to me through this process. During the pandemic, she was a lifeline – she really made this time of my life special.
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